Beauty: Top bodycare to love the skin you're in
It’s the season of swimwear and shorts: time to celebrate the skin you’re in. Alice Ryan rounds up this summer’s best bodycare
Byre Semi-skimmed Body Wash, £3.75, Sainsbury’s stores and sainsburys.co.uk
Turning unwanted whey - a byproduct of dairy production, 870,000 tonnes of which are currently wasted annually - into skincare, British brand Byre’s Semi-skimmed Body Wash has a whipped, creamy texture and, loaded with aloe vera and vitamins, including E, C, B5 and B6, rinses away to leave skin feeling soft, smooth and comforted. It’s 96% natural, contains no parabens, silicones or mineral oils, and is sold in support of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.
Sanctuary Spa White Lily & Damask Rose Himalayan Salt Scrub, £10, uk.sanctuary.com
The latest addition to Sanctuary’s White Lily & Damask Rose collection, loved for its sweet-smelling and seriously hydrating formulas, this scrub strikes the perfect balance between no-nonsense and nourishing: while Himalayan salt crystals slough off dead cells and kaolin clay slurps out toxins, cosseting almond oil and Vitamin E make skin feel properly pampered. Use weekly for silky limbs all summer long.
Mio Golden Hour Illuminating Body Moisturiser, £26, mioskincare.co.uk
Want to achieve that post-holiday glow (but without the holiday)? Get yourself a tube of Golden Hour. As well as being brilliantly hydrating - the vegan, plant-based formula includes moisturising myrtle, olive and andiroba oils - it contains a subtle sunkissed tint and shimmer, courtesy of micro-milled pearlescent minerals. A shortcut to polished pins.
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub, £26, lookfantastic.com
This Bump Eraser takes a two-pronged approach to exfoliation, combining the benefits of a chemical peel (courtesy of 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid) with micro-dermabrasion (small but mighty pumice beads). Though it means business - if you get those pesky white bumps on your upper arms, you’ll be wowed by its ability to beat them into smooth submission - it’s sufficiently gentle to suit even sensitive skins.
SAKRID Naturally Nourishing Organic Body Wash, £15, sakrid.com
Starring antimicrobial grapefruit peel oil, known to reduce redness and inflammation, this vegan, organic, all-natural body wash is formulated to revive spirits as well as skin. Combining the zingy citrus with invigorating peppermint and tea tree, it leaves your body squeaky clean and your nose doing a happy dance.
Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion in Limited Edition Orange Blossom, £24, ameliorate.com
Formulated with sweet almond oil, alpha hydroxy acids and the brand’s signature LaH6 skin hydration complex, Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion has won numerous awards for its ability to soothe and smooth. This summer it’s been released in a limited edition fruity-meets- floral scent: fresh mandarin, peach and plum mellow to orange blossom, jasmine, cashmeran and creamy woods. Which means your skin will smell as gorgeous as it looks.
L’Occitane Verbena Icy Body Gel, £24.50, L’Occitane, Rose Crescent, Cambridge and arc, Bury St Edmunds and uk.loccitane.com
Pairing the lemon freshness of verbena with a sharp shot of cool, clean menthol, this body gel smells as refreshing as it feels on the skin. When a heatwave’s forecast, pop it in the fridge and, as soon as you start to feel sweaty and swollen, swish the translucent gel onto your skin, where it will melt, leaving you both deliciously cooled and deliciously scented. **This beauty is so brilliant, it's just sold out! The Citrus Verbena Sorbet Body Gel, its sister product, is still available, though - see HERE**
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